Harvest Corn Chowder
Perfect for a snow day!
4 slices bacon, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 medium potatoes, chopped
4 c frozen corn
4 c chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1 tsp each salt and pepper
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1 c shredded Cheddar
1 1/2 c whipping cream
Cook bacon, onions and celery on meduim for five minutes. Transfer to crock pot.

Add potatoes, corn, stock, bay leaf, salt and pepper to slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low (8-10 hours) or High (4-6 hours). Remove bay leaf. In medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and stir to make a smooth paste. Add cream, whisking. Bring to a boil, whisking. Remove from heat, stir in cheese till melted. Add to crock pot; stir. Cover and cook on high for 20-30 minutes.

From the kitchen of Deb Krause